A family have been reunited with a car they lost almost three years ago.

Gerald Sanctuary left the silver Honda in a car park while he went shopping in May 2008.

But the 80-year-old, who suffers dementia, then forgot where he had left it.

Despite a search, it stayed undiscovered in the NCP site until attendant Charlene Lewis noticed it looking suspiciously dirty last month and called police.

Mr Sanctuary’s son, Nigel, said: ‘It’s just amazing that it was right under our noses the whole time.’

The 50-year-old, of St Albans in Hertfordshire, said the vehicle, which still had a credit card on the dashboard, worked fine despite its long lay-off.

‘It’s a real wonder it fired up straight away,’ he added.

(news source http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/853294-family-find-car-three-years-after-parking-it)